Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

First exomoon glimpsed

exoplanets exomoons rogue planets gravitational microlensing

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1    Waspie_Dwarf

Waspie_Dwarf

    Space Cadet

  • 31,444 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bexleyheath, Kent, UK

  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Oscar Wilde

Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:51 AM

First exomoon glimpsed 1800 light years from Earth


New Scientist said:

Pandora and Endor, eat your hearts out. The first known moon outside of our solar system may have been found, and it seems weirder than we ever could have imagined.

Exomoons have long been predicted to exist some may even be habitable worlds but until now, no one had detected any. "This is the first serious candidate from any survey that I am aware of," says astronomer David Kipping of Harvard University, who was not involved in the discovery.

Posted Image Read more...


"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Posted Image
Click on button

#2    pallidin

pallidin

    Majestic 12 Operative

  • Member
  • 6,174 posts
  • Joined:09 Dec 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere south of the North Pole

  • "When life gets you down... swim with a dolphin"

Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nice. I can only say that I am in no way surprised by the findings.


#3    DieChecker

DieChecker

    I'm a Rogue Scholar

  • Member
  • 16,680 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.

Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:23 AM

So this is actually a moon around a planet not orbiting a star? Finding the planet must have been hard to begin with.

Quote

"It almost begs the question as to whether we can really call these objects 'moons' or whether some other name is more apt," says Kipping.
It is not quite a moon, and not quite a planet.... Maybe it is a Manet? Or a Ploon?

I think I favor Ploon.

Though if it is actually orbitting a Brown Dwarf, doesn't that automatically make it a planet? Or, does a Brown Dwarf not equal a star?

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Qualifications? This is cryptozoology, dammit! All that is required is the spirit of adventure. - Night Walker

#4    Waspie_Dwarf

Waspie_Dwarf

    Space Cadet

  • 31,444 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bexleyheath, Kent, UK

  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Oscar Wilde

Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:53 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 22 December 2013 - 04:23 AM, said:

Or, does a Brown Dwarf not equal a star?
They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Posted Image
Click on button

#5    Sundew

Sundew

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,510 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 22 December 2013 - 08:53 AM, said:

They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.


#6    Hazzard

Hazzard

    Stellar Black Hole

  • Member
  • 11,757 posts
  • Joined:25 Aug 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Inside Voyager 1.

  • Being skeptical of the paranormal is a good thing.

Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Being able to detect a moon 1800 LY away,... That is absolutely incredible.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmund Burke

#7    DieChecker

DieChecker

    I'm a Rogue Scholar

  • Member
  • 16,680 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.

Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 22 December 2013 - 08:53 AM, said:

They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

Stanets... I like that. When I rule the world I'll implement that.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Qualifications? This is cryptozoology, dammit! All that is required is the spirit of adventure. - Night Walker

#8    coolguy

coolguy

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,833 posts
  • Joined:06 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:east islip , new york

  • Star trek rules

Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:20 AM

Great find iam sure there are lots of moons in space


#9    Waspie_Dwarf

Waspie_Dwarf

    Space Cadet

  • 31,444 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bexleyheath, Kent, UK

  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Oscar Wilde

Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:01 AM

View PostSundew, on 22 December 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.
We are both from the south... just not the same country,

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Posted Image
Click on button

#10    Pretty Obscure

Pretty Obscure

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 40 posts
  • Joined:23 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pekin, Illinois

  • I'm Pretty Obscure, you've probably never heard of me.

Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

View PostSundew, on 22 December 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.

It is 5AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I just want you to know that this post made me laugh until I cried.

I'm Pretty Obscure, you've probably never heard of me.

#11    Sundew

Sundew

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,510 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:41 PM

View PostPretty Obscure, on 24 December 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

It is 5AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I just want you to know that this post made me laugh until I cried.

At your service! As I have always said, you can't pay for humor like this, nor would you want to......





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users